Transforming lives

Stories about lives that have changed for the better touched by Trusts' programmes and opinions about its philanthropic approach to uplift deprived communities

  • Crafting stories of success

    November 2017

    Tata Trusts, through its various projects, has been working on resolving issues faced by artisans, thereby reviving their livelihoods

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  • Smart ideas for a smart village

    October 2017

    Tata Trusts’ ‘Lakhpati Kisan: Smart Villages’ programme has touched nearly 100,000 tribal households of the Central Indian belt. The focus is to implement best practices and enhance skills through community empowerment, leading to higher productivity and overall prosperity

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  • Empowering rural women with technology and energy

    October 2017

    Tata Trusts initiative empowers Sultanpur’s Prasad family

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  • Cooking up a revolution in rural kitchens

    October 2017

    Tata Trusts’ clean cooking project transforms the lives of the Ramajor family in rural Uttar Pradesh by providing an efficient energy alternative to make meals

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  • Engaging the elderly

    September 2017

    Nanjamma Reddy from Mugalur village of Anekal taluk felt increasingly isolated from her community and debilitating health issues restricted her mobility outside her home. Grama Hiriyara Kendra (Village Senior Care Centre), a support centre for the rural elderly, came to her rescue and changed her life for the better.

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  • A silver lining in the golden years

    September 2017

    Counsellors are giving a sense of fulfilment and new lease of life to a community of senior citizens in Mumbai

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  • Earning trust, transforming lives

    September 2017

    Power transformer defunct for three months repaired in a day through community initiative

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  • Porbandar toils to build toilets

    September 2017

    Mission mode programme makes Gujarat’s Porbandar district open defecation-free in record time

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  • The digital connect

    September 2017

    Connected Learning Initiative incorporates thoughtful pedagogical designs and leverages contemporary technology, including online capabilities, to provide quality educational content and experiences at scale in the domain areas of English, science, mathematics and values for high school students

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  • Marketing for change

    July 2017

    Himmotthan, a Tata Trusts associate organisation, is helping women in Uttarakhand become entrepreneurs and transform their lives

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  • Rejuvenating old irrigation systems

    July 2017

    In the drought-prone Sonambe village of Maharashtra, Tata Trusts’ intervention helped to substantially improve agricultural yield and farmers’ incomes. The initiative involved rejuvenating the old diversion-based irrigation system, introducing multi-cropping, and training farmers to use better agricultural practices.

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  • Conservation, the tourism way

    June 2017

    A tribal community discovers a way to supplement their income while protecting and conserving their heritage

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  • Silt route to sustenance

    June 2017

    Drought-proofing project increases farmer’s income four-fold

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  • A fishy tale with a happy ending

    June 2017

    An inspiring tale of how one community in Andhra Pradesh surmounted problems, both natural and man-made, to make a success of their fisheries venture

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  • Solar powers a splash

    May 2017

    In mountainous, water-scarce Chureddhar, solar powered pump installed by the Himmotthan Society an associate organisation of the Tata Trusts in partnership with First Solar and Tata Power Solar, lift water to provide clean drinking water

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